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    Support OpenMedia.ca

    Posted by UmeNow on Sun, September 18, 2011, in Privacy

    by Evelyn Castillo-Bach OpenMedia.ca is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization working to advance and support an open and innovative communications system in Canada. They have developed a series of public announcement type videos where they e…

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      Privacy Controls: The Truth About Facebook

      Posted by UmeNow on Wed, September 14, 2011, in Privacy

      "You can put a lot of red lip stick on a pig, but it's still a pig. " "Facebook is a data collection company where you can also connect with friends." By Evelyn Castillo-Bach Opinion Facebook cannot run fast enough to prove it's strong on privacy. Bu…

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      by Evelyn Castillo-Bach There is an organization out there that deserves huge praise and support from everyone who values privacy. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. made up of lawyers a…

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      Source: Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) http://epic.org/2011/09/federal-appeals-court-holds-in.html September 1, 2011 The following is an excerpt: Federal Appeals Court Holds Individuals Have a Right to Record Public Officials "In a case…

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        Facebook Not Trusted to Handle Money

        Posted by UmeNow on Tue, September 13, 2011, in Privacy

        by Evelyn Castillo-Bach It seems that when it comes to their money, people really don't trust Facebook. When people were asked to choose which company they trusted to handle payments via their mobile devices, Facebook came in last with only 12.1% of the…

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          The Truth About Facebook: Follow the money

          Posted by UmeNow on Tue, September 13, 2011, in Privacy

          by Evelyn Castillo-Bach No need to worry about Facebook going broke any time soon. The Wall Street Journal reports that the social network doubled its revenue to $1.6 billion in the first half of 2011. Recent reports by TBG Digital along with data compile…

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          By Evelyn Castillo-Bach The next frontier for Facebook is not about acquiring the latest technological cool feature or buying out the next big start up. It's about owning children -- what they think, what they like, who they know. Make no mistake, CEO Ma…

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            Back to School: Help Kids Socialize Safely Online

            Posted by UmeNow on Wed, August 31, 2011, in Privacy

            By Evelyn Castillo-Bach It's back to school time and that means even busier schedules for the entire family. It also means that many children will be left unsupervised in front of computers and mobile devices that can also access the internet. Here are…

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            By Evelyn Castillo-Bach I have had my suspicions for some time that Google's Eric Schmidt is an honest man on a mission. While I go after Facebook and Zuckerberg full blast for having no ethical standards, Google earns my respect. That may surprise some s…

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              Privacy Is Not For You -- Be a Zombie

              Posted by UmeNow on Mon, August 8, 2011, in Privacy

              By Evelyn Castillo-Bach Journalists reporting on privacy issues are in a tight spot. They know many truths. Communicating what they know demands skill and nuance. Nearly all work for organizations that rely on advertizing revenues for survival, the life b…

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